When I first heard of a movie about bad people doing good things, I laughed in my head. Bad people don’t do good things. But then I saw the trailer for Suicide Squad, and immediately I was hooked. It looked like an awesome go out and have a fun night and some drinks kind of movie. But when it came out, the critics absolutely tore it apart. So here I am, (two weeks late) adding my review to the mix of the critic reviews. Here is my Suicide Squad Movie Review!
As always, read my spoiler warning before proceeding under the cut.
Suicide Squad Movie Review
As a film major who has taken classes in critiquing films, I can see exactly why the critics tore this movie apart. There is almost zero plot. Like, there’s maybe 10% plot in the whole movie. Critics look for that kind of thing in movies, like how well the plot is written and things like that, and in Suicide Squad there was very little, and you had to search very hard to find it.
BUT, with that being said, this was still a VERY good movie! It was a lot of action and fun (especially when you had a drink beforehand but ANYWAYS). Harley was perfect, Deadshot was perfect and I’m actually kind of shipping them together if I’m being honest, but only a little bit. She was amazing at the end, being the one to actually save everything entirely and all.
Jared Leto was terrifying. Like, dude was creepy as hell. He did a fantastic job in my eyes of bringing the Joker back to the big screen after Heath Ledger. His dynamic with Harley was a little less abusive than I thought, because everyone with a brain knows that their relationship is extremely abusive. It was like he had an ounce of care for her and actually had a little bit of a heart to go through everything he did to save her. People think there could have been more Joker in the movie than what there was, but I disagree. If more Joker had been put in that would have taken away the attention of the actual Squad.
Was this a perfect movie? No. Is any movie perfect? If you’re excluding The Godfather, than no. Would I go see this again/buy it when it comes out? Totally, this is gonna make for an awesome stay-in and have a glass of wine kind of night.